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Cool Creek Park

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Cool Creek Park Map (PDF)

Features

  1. Basketball Court
  2. Bike Trail
  3. Greenspace
  4. Music Pavilion
  5. Nature Center
  6. Nature Trail
  7. Picnic Shelters
  8. Picnic Tables
  9. Playground
  10. Prairie
  11. Restrooms
  12. Soccer Field
Cool Creek Park is one of Hamilton County's most popular parks, as it offers a wide variety of features and activities. Members of the entire family are sure to enjoy this beautiful 90-acre park year round. The park includes 4 miles of wooded trails, perfect for hiking, jogging and bird watching. Scenic paved roads wind through the park are ideal for those who cycle and roller blade.

Park History


View the Cool Creek Park history page for more information.

Area Attractions


Looking for even more activities? Check out the playground, soccer fields, or basketball court. For something slower paced, enjoy our nature trails, wetlands, prairies and benches along the trails, installed by Eagle Scouts.


Cool Creek Nature Center


This park is also home to the Cool Creek Nature Center, where families, school groups and nature lovers can explore the science of Indiana woodlands and learn about the importance of preserving plants and animals in their natural habitats. The center is open Monday thru Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Cool Creek Nature Play Area

The new Nature Play Area features natural elements in a wooded and shady area and is designed to encourage unstructured play in a natural setting, meant to inspire a child's imagination and an enhanced appreciation for the outdoors.

The area, serviced by a paved parking lot, is open during regular park hours, and can be found by following the signs along the road in front of the Cool Creek Nature Center!

Bring your imagination and sense of adventure and come join in the fun!


Programs & Events


The park and Nature Center provide a variety of programs throughout the year, including programs for children, bird watchers, animal lovers and volunteers. Visit our Calendar for upcoming items.


Facilities for Rent


Shelter


Cool Creek Park offers 4 shelters for you and your guests to enjoy. The shelter provides grills, picnic tables and trash disposal for your convenience. Shelters hold approximately 50 people. Reserve a shelter online, or call 317-770-4400.


Rental Fees


Shelter Size County Resident Rate*
Out of County Resident Rate*
Shelter A
20 feet by 30 feet
$53.50 $85.60
Shelter B
20 feet by 30 feet
$53.50
$85.60
Shelter C
20 feet by 30 feet
$53.50
$85.60
Shelter D
20 feet by 30 feet
$53.50
$85.60
*Note: Fee includes tax.

Shelter Images


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Cool Creek Nature Center Auditorium


The Cool Creek Nature Center Auditorium is the perfect setting for any gathering. Rental includes full use of tables, chairs and kitchenette, and a security guard for after-hour rentals. The auditorium is 44-foot by 52-foot. No rentals past 11 p.m. Alcohol is prohibited. Occupancy is 140.

Type of Rate
Fee
Facility Rental Rate During Business Hours ( $107 for 3 hours (min.), $187.25 for non-residents
Additional Hours (During Business Hours)
$42.80 per hour
Facility Rental Rate After Hours  
$160.50 plus tax, minimum of 4 hours
Additional Hours (After Hours)
$42.80 per hour
Damage Deposit $100

Call 317-776-8412.

Cool Creek Solar Panels


We use solar panels for some of our electricity.  To find out how it works, and how much energy is produced check out Cool Creek Solar Panels.

Subfacilities

  1. Cool Creek Nature Center

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